re·​align | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio) \
realigned; realigning; realigns

Definition of realign

transitive verb

: to align again especially : to reorganize or make new groupings of

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realignment \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈlīn-​mənt How to pronounce realignment (audio) \ noun

Examples of realign in a Sentence

We had to realign the text to fit it on the page. The car's wheels were realigned.
Recent Examples on the Web The Wildcats have won 11 of 12 and are 27-1 in Big East games in their home pavilion since the conference realigned. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Villanova extends Butler's skid, sends Bulldogs to third straight loss," 22 Jan. 2020 Currently, construction is focused on creating a fourth lane between Shepherd and Glendale-Milford, reconstructing the Shepherd interchange and realigning Neumann Way. Erin Glynn And Madeline Northup,, "Why your commute seems stressful: Big highway construction projects in Greater Cincinnati," 13 Jan. 2020 This series of partisan switches suggests that impeachment could potentially be a realigning factor for the two parties. NBC News, "They Voted to Impeach Their Own Party’s President — And Lived to Tell the Tale," 19 Oct. 2019 Johnson’s Conservative Party rode a wave of frustrated working-class voters to a decisive majority in Parliament, radically realigning British politics and reshaping Britain’s oldest party., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 14 Dec. 2019 The gesture of realigning corporate values through a public statement is encouraging. Leo Hindery, Quartz, "How to redeem America’s frayed faith in capitalism," 5 Dec. 2019 But unfortunately, at some point, ran into organic chemistry, which helped me realign my career aspirations. CBS News, "Transcript: Carl Ghattas talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 13 Nov. 2019 He was never labeled as a criminal, he was labeled as a young person who had simply lost his way, but this didn't define him, this shouldn't realign the rest of his life. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Miller and Evan Rachel Wood Unearth the Aftermath of Sexual Assault," 6 Nov. 2019 Whatever other legacies President Trump leaves after his time in office, he will be remembered as a figure who realigned the GOP by bringing many of its core tenets into question. Therese Shaheen, National Review, "The Need to Clarify and Strengthen Our Relationship with Taiwan," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of realign

1899, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jan 2020

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“Realign.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of realign

: to change the position or direction of (something) slightly usually in relation to something else
: to organize (something) in a different way
re·​align | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio) \

Legal Definition of realign

: to make new divisions or groupings of especially : to regroup (one or more litigants) to reflect the true arrangement of interests in a suit

Note: After examining the ultimate interests of the parties involved in a suit, the court might choose to realign the plaintiffs and defendants so that, for example, one of the defendants becomes a plaintiff.

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